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  • Chargers can't sell out playoff game. Reason? Light rain, of course...

    And they wonder why people consider them "fairweather fans." Amazing.

    Chargers face local blackout if fair-weather fans no-shows

    Here's a small blurb from the story:

    The National Football League granted the Chargers a 24-hour extension to reach a Qualcomm Stadium sellout after the team failed to make yesterday's initial deadline. The last NFL playoff blackout was in January 2002.

    As the chilly-and-rainy forecast has become more certain, Chargers season-ticket holders and ticket brokers flooded the resale market with tickets for the first-round game against the Tennessee Titans. Some sellers have dropped asking prices more than 50 percent below the face values of $100 to $135.

    The sluggish demand reinforces Southern California's reputation for fair-weather fans.

    “It points again to what people have said for years about fans in Southern California,” said Darin David of Millsport, a Dallas sports consulting firm that studies sports teams. “It's a fairly fickle fan base.”

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    In Manning I trust.


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    There are 300 tickets left out of 68 thousand. Those are probably single seats or/and obstructed view. Not to mention they were only releasing the tix at certain hours in blocks causing most (including me) to think they were already sold out and buying them through ticket brokers.

    It will be a packed house full of bolt fans ladies. Dont take my word for it, just watch and see. cheers.

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    • #3
      wow... thats amazing.

      But seriously, thats what has been the problem with SD sports for a long time. The population, in general, just is not a 'sports team' town. They have other things to do. The Chargers over the generations have been a failing team. They honestly do not have a big "die-hard" fanbase.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DRUNK View Post
        There are 300 tickets left out of 68 thousand. Those are probably single seats or/and obstructed view. Not to mention they were only releasing the tix at certain hours in blocks causing most (including me) to think they were already sold out and buying them through ticket brokers.

        It will be a packed house full of bolt fans ladies. Dont take my word for it, just watch and see. cheers.
        Huh. Interesting excuses.

        See, in Denver, when playoff tickets go on sale, they sell out immediately, whether they're obstructed view, or on sale at 3 am, or whatever the reason.

        OH, and the article plainly states that the after-market selling of these tickets is going on at scalper sites. Betcha a few Titans fans are in the stands as well...
        In Manning I trust.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ravage!!! View Post
          wow... thats amazing.

          But seriously, thats what has been the problem with SD sports for a long time. The population, in general, just is not a 'sports team' town. They have other things to do. The Chargers over the generations have been a failing team. They honestly do not have a big "die-hard" fanbase.
          that is true, they will never be mistaken for the great fanbases like GB and kc

          hell they haven't even gotten a new stadium yet, that right there tells you the city of san diego for some reason likes the padres more.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by TheRealMoose View Post
            Huh. Interesting excuses.

            See, in Denver, when playoff tickets go on sale, they sell out immediately, whether they're obstructed view, or on sale at 3 am, or whatever the reason.

            OH, and the article plainly states that the after-market selling of these tickets is going on at scalper sites. Betcha a few Titans fans are in the stands as well...
            Maybe a few.

            I know ill be there rain, shine, or snowstorm.

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            • #7
              hell they haven't even gotten a new stadium yet, that right there tells you the city of san diego for some reason likes the padres more.
              I will always have fond memories of Qualcomm stadium. =)


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              • #8
                Originally posted by DRUNK View Post
                There are 300 tickets left out of 68 thousand. Those are probably single seats or/and obstructed view. Not to mention they were only releasing the tix at certain hours in blocks causing most (including me) to think they were already sold out and buying them through ticket brokers.

                It will be a packed house full of bolt fans ladies. Dont take my word for it, just watch and see. cheers.
                I know in 2005 when the Broncos had two playoff games, I was online and waiting the second they went on sale, and couldn’t get tickets they sold out so fast.

                Of course Blizzards, cold, whatever, won’t stop Bronco fans for going to the games.

                But yeah, obstructed views. Great reason to not sell out!

                Another reason the Broncos organization and its fans > the chargers organization and its fans :laugh

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DRUNK View Post
                  There are 300 tickets left out of 68 thousand. Those are probably single seats or/and obstructed view. Not to mention they were only releasing the tix at certain hours in blocks causing most (including me) to think they were already sold out and buying them through ticket brokers.

                  It will be a packed house full of bolt fans ladies. Dont take my word for it, just watch and see. cheers.

                  Boohoo obstructed views. Denver stadium would have sold out in 5 minutes.

                  Even if you do sell out, it's pretty sad that an extension was needed.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TheRealMoose View Post
                    Huh. Interesting excuses.

                    See, in Denver, when playoff tickets go on sale, they sell out immediately, whether they're obstructed view, or on sale at 3 am, or whatever the reason.

                    OH, and the article plainly states that the after-market selling of these tickets is going on at scalper sites. Betcha a few Titans fans are in the stands as well...

                    well ya there SD....other than a few winning seasons they have always been a losing team.

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                    • #11
                      I'm being honest when I say this: when I first started watching football (and thus, the Broncos), the one thing I always noticed was that when we played the Chargers in their stadium, or whenever I watched a game with the Chargers at home, it always seemed like half the crowd was there for the visiting team. I think that's changed a bit recently (naturally), but I'm still not surprised something like this happens. You'd think playoff tickets would sell out pretty much instantly, especially if you have a talented team. It's just never seemed like San Diego was a big football (or sports) town.


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                      • #12
                        Reason - Wildfires

                        Originally posted by NameUsedBefore View Post
                        I'm being honest when I say this: when I first started watching football (and thus, the Broncos), the one thing I always noticed was that when we played the Chargers in their stadium, or whenever I watched a game with the Chargers at home, it always seemed like half the crowd was there for the visiting team. I think that's changed a bit recently (naturally), but I'm still not surprised something like this happens. You'd think playoff tickets would sell out pretty much instantly, especially if you have a talented team. It's just never seemed like San Diego was a big football (or sports) town.
                        First time post here!

                        The thing people don't understand is the wildfires had big financial impact as well. Do you have enough left $$ to afford after the houses were destroyed, giving it to charity, Xmas spending, etc...?

                        Put your self in their shoes and see if you can go while your house were destroyed and try to put food on the table.

                        Just saying..

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Crimetime View Post
                          First time post here!

                          The thing people don't understand is the wildfires had big financial impact as well. Do you have enough left $$ to afford after the houses were destroyed, giving it to charity, Xmas spending, etc...?

                          Put your self in their shoes and see if you can go while your house were destroyed and try to put food on the table.

                          Just saying..
                          If this was the first time the chargers have had trouble filling their stadium, I'd see your point. But that's not factual.

                          Fact is, Charger fans don't show in the lean years, and do not show in the year following a lean year. They just don't.

                          Compare that with Broncos fans who show up every game, whether it's raining, snowing, blizzarding, etc.
                          In Manning I trust.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DRUNK View Post
                            Maybe a few.

                            I know ill be there rain, shine, or snowstorm.
                            Snow in SoCal?

                            people would think its raining cocaine. Or it would be so cold they would just leave.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TheRealMoose View Post
                              If this was the first time the chargers have had trouble filling their stadium, I'd see your point. But that's not factual.

                              Fact is, Charger fans don't show in the lean years, and do not show in the year following a lean year. They just don't.

                              Compare that with Broncos fans who show up every game, whether it's raining, snowing, blizzarding, etc.
                              When the Riaders and Bucs played at SD in the Superbowl one of the things that fox, and ESPN mentioned more than once is that based on polls there were more Raider fans in SD than there were Charger fans.

                              I wonder if that has changed
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